Top 20 Dost/Dosti Shayari

Dost/Dosti is one of the popular subjects in Urdu poetry which is now popularly categorised as Friendship Shayari. Rekhta has created a list of 20 most popular shers on Dost/Dosti. These have been selected based on the popularity as well as quality of each sher. We acknowledge that many good/better shers may not have been included in our list. Please feel free to suggest better shers in the comment section below. Our editorial team will consider those and may add to the Top 20 list, if found appropriate. Hope you enjoy the selection; furthermore, we look forward to your participation in enhancing the list.

is se pahle ki be-vafā ho jaa.eñ

kyuuñ na ai dost ham judā ho jaa.eñ

is se pahle ki be-wafa ho jaen

kyun na ai dost hum juda ho jaen

Ahmad Faraz

tum takalluf ko bhī iḳhlās samajhte ho 'farāz'

dost hotā nahīñ har haath milāne vaalā

tum takalluf ko bhi iKHlas samajhte ho 'faraaz'

dost hota nahin har hath milane wala

Ahmad Faraz

sharteñ lagā.ī jaatī nahīñ dostī ke saath

kiije mujhe qubūl mirī har kamī ke saath

sharten lagai jati nahin dosti ke sath

kije mujhe qubul meri har kami ke sath

Waseem Barelvi

mirā zamīr bahut hai mujhe sazā ke liye

dost hai to nasīhat na kar ḳhudā ke liye

mera zamir bahut hai mujhe saza ke liye

tu dost hai to nasihat na kar KHuda ke liye

Shaz Tamkanat

kaun rotā hai kisī aur ḳhātir ai dost

sab ko apnī kisī baat pe ronā aayā

who does ever weep for others' sake my friend

everybody cries

kaun rota hai kisi aur ki KHatir ai dost

sab ko apni hi kisi baat pe rona aaya

who does ever weep for others' sake my friend

everybody cries

Sahir Ludhianvi

ai dost ham ne tark-e-mohabbat ke bāvajūd

mahsūs hai terī zarūrat kabhī kabhī

ai dost hum ne tark-e-mohabbat ke bawajud

mahsus ki hai teri zarurat kabhi kabhi

Nasir Kazmi

dushmanoñ se pyaar hotā jā.egā

dostoñ ko āzmāte jā.iye

dushmanon se pyar hota jaega

doston ko aazmate jaiye

Khumar Barabankavi

isī shahr meñ ka.ī saal se mire kuchh qarībī aziiz haiñ

unheñ merī koī ḳhabar nahīñ mujhe un koī pata nahīñ

isi shahr mein kai sal se mere kuchh qaribi aziz hain

unhen meri koi KHabar nahin mujhe un ka koi pata nahin

Bashir Badr

aa ki tujh bin is tarah ai dost ghabrātā huuñ maiñ

jaise har shai meñ kisī shai kamī paatā huuñ maiñ

aa ki tujh bin is tarah ai dost ghabraata hun main

jaise har shai mein kisi shai ki kami pata hun main

Jigar Moradabadi

dostoñ ko bhī mile dard daulat rab

merā apnā bhalā ho mujhe manzūr nahīñ

may my friends too receive this wealth of pain

I cannot envisage my solitary gain

doston ko bhi mile dard ki daulat ya rab

mera apna hi bhala ho mujhe manzur nahin

may my friends too receive this wealth of pain

I cannot envisage my solitary gain

Hafeez Jalandhari

dushmanoñ jafā ḳhauf nahīñ

dostoñ vafā se Darte haiñ

I do nor fear injury from my enemies

what frightens me is my friend's fidelities

dushmanon ki jafa ka KHauf nahin

doston ki wafa se Darte hain

I do nor fear injury from my enemies

what frightens me is my friend's fidelities

Hafeez Banarasi

dil abhī puurī tarah TuuTā nahīñ

dostoñ mehrbānī chāhiye

my heartbreak's not complete, it pends

I need some favours from my friends

dil abhi puri tarah TuTa nahin

doston ki mehrbani chahiye

my heartbreak's not complete, it pends

I need some favours from my friends

Abdul Hamid Adam

dostī aam hai lekin ai dost

dost miltā hai baḌī mushkil se

friendship is commonplace my dear

but friends are hard to find I fear

dosti aam hai lekin ai dost

dost milta hai baDi mushkil se

friendship is commonplace my dear

but friends are hard to find I fear

Hafeez Hoshiarpuri

vo koī dost thā achchhe dinoñ

jo pichhlī raat se yaad aa rahā hai

wo koi dost tha achchhe dinon ka

jo pichhli raat se yaad aa raha hai

Nasir Kazmi

ye kahāñ dostī hai ki bane haiñ dost nāseh

koī chārasāz hotā koī ġham-gusār hotā

ye kahan ki dosti hai ki bane hain dost naseh

koi chaarasaz hota koi gham-gusar hota

Mirza Ghalib

zid har ik baat par nahīñ achchhī

dost dost maan lete haiñ

zid har ek baat par nahin achchhi

dost ki dost man lete hain

Dagh Dehlvi

hameñ bhī aa paḌā hai dostoñ se kaam kuchh ya.anī

hamāre dostoñ ke bevafā hone vaqt aayā

I need a favour from my friends so now

the time has come for them to disavow

hamein bhi aa paDa hai doston se kaam kuchh yani

hamare doston ke bewafa hone ka waqt aaya

I need a favour from my friends so now

the time has come for them to disavow

Hari Chand Akhtar

zindagī ke udaas lamhoñ meñ

bevafā dost yaad aate haiñ

In life's sad moments one tends

to recall the faithlesness of friends

zindagi ke udas lamhon mein

bewafa dost yaad aate hain

In life's sad moments one tends

to recall the faithlesness of friends

Unknown

ye fitna aadmī ḳhāna-vīrānī ko kyā kam hai

hue tum dost jis ke dushman us āsmāñ kyuuñ ho

Is this trouble not enough, to ruin one what else should be

If you are someone's friend then why needs heaven be his enemy

ye fitna aadmi ki KHana-virani ko kya kam hai

hue tum dost jis ke dushman us ka aasman kyun ho

Is this trouble not enough, to ruin one what else should be

If you are someone's friend then why needs heaven be his enemy

Mirza Ghalib

iz.hār-e-ishq us se na karnā thā 'sheftā'

ye kyā kiyā ki dost ko dushman banā diyā

izhaar-e-ishq us se na karna tha 'shefta'

ye kya kiya ki dost ko dushman bana diya

Shefta Mustafa Khan

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